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When getting cancer results over the phone is a good thing

I have learned since then that the best way to inform a patient of test results, especially results that indicate bad news, is a subject of debate among doctors. This is especially true outside the hospital setting. Many doctors have … Tęsti skaitymą

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Ethicists debate doctors who keep it personal

Yet some medical ethicists warn against practicing medicine too empathetically or becoming too involved in patients’ lives, saying it compromises treatment and the profession as a whole. Others argue personalized care will become extinct if physicians are not able to … Tęsti skaitymą

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The New Kid on the Ward Round

The doctor wants to know who determines if the patient is ‘terminal’, and what he should say to the “hostile and angry” family. The ethicist tells him that deciding if a cancer is in its terminal phase is a clinical … Tęsti skaitymą

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We have to think the unthinkable

Child protection work is back in the spotlight after the case of Baby P who died after suffering months of abuse. Doctors play a key role in this process giving expert opinion on injuries as well as treating them. But … Tęsti skaitymą

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In a Hospital Hierarchy, Speaking Up Is Hard to Do

Doctors in training sometimes confront situations in which they worry that their supervising physicians are making mistakes or bending the truth. Yet even though such acts can jeopardize patients, the inclination and ability of young doctors to speak up is … Tęsti skaitymą

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Most Doctors See Religion as Beneficial, Study Says

Most physicians in the United States believe that religion and spirituality have a positive effect on patients` health, according to a survey published last week, and that God at least occasionally intervenes on their behalf. “The most telling part of … Tęsti skaitymą

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A Patient`s Demands Versus a Doctor`s Convictions

Doctors talk all the time about a patient`s right to refuse treatment. But what about the right to demand it? more

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Where Does It Hurt?

Groopman powerfully conveys the complexity of the physician`s role, the anxiety and uncertainty that dog his every step, the difficulties that arise in understanding patients, eliciting their stories, making a diagnosis. One of the messages of “How Doctors Think” is … Tęsti skaitymą

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The changing nature of medicine

Many practising doctors have never received any training in resolving ethical dilemmas. more

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Rethink on disciplining doctors

Incompetent and underperforming doctors could face a new disciplinary system under proposals to be considered by the General Medical Council. more

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